<A href="https://www.facebook.com/BatesCountySheriffsOffice/?fref=nf" data-hovercard="/ajax/hovercard/page.php?id=318772294877385&extragetparams=%7B%22fref%22%3A%22nf%22%7D">Bates County Sheriff's Office 3 hrs · In the wake of continued attacks against Americans on American soil. The Bates County Sheriff is waiving the cost of the CCW Permits for the rest of June. The Bates County Sheriff's Office will hold another CCW Class on July 9th with those attendees also receiving their 5 year permits at no cost along with the free class taught by Bates County Sheriff's Office. This is for Bates County Residents only. "I feel that I have a Duty to Protect the Citizens while here in Bates County and allow them to be able to protect themselves and their loved ones while they are away," Says Sheriff Anderson. "I will continue to pray for peace for our country and the world. But I will not put blinders on and act like this can not happen here or to people we know and love. I want to say a Big Thank You to the Law Enforcement and First Responders Community for what you are willing to sacrifice for our nation at home. While this will be debated on so many different levels please remember that your local first responders are the ones that will be there ready at a moments notice to handle any of these threats." To sign up please call the Sheriff's Office between 9 and 4 Monday thru Friday. Class size is limited.to 30 if class is full then we may put you on a waiting list for another class.